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Paul Mones has dedicated his legal career to representing victims of sexual abuse since about 1980. His Los Angeles-based law firm has helped countless child victims and their families from  California, Oregon  and throughout the nation  pursue compensation for the sexual abuse they have had to endure.  He has  helped victims find justice in the aftermath of abuse they have  suffered in churches, religious institutions, youth organizations, youth sports teams, youth recreation and after-school programs and public and private schools.

Mr. Mones represents minor children and their parents as well as adults who were  victims of sexual abuse. In 2010 he obtained a 19.9  million dollar  jury verdict on behalf of an abused scout  against the Boy Scouts of America. The case  also resulted in the release of confidential files containing information about pedophiles inside the organization. This release was an enormous win for all Boy Scout victims of sexual abuse. Additionally, he has litigated cases against the Catholic Church, the Mormon Church, the Boys and Girls Club, the Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) and other public and private schools.

In short, whether you are were victimized as a child  or your child is a victim, Paul has the decades of experience and understanding to assist you  in this very difficult journey to gain justice and fair compensation from those who sexually abused you.   If you would like to discuss your case with Mr. Mones, one of the nation's premier lawyers for sex abuse cases, you can do so by scheduling a free initial consultation at his Los Angeles law office.



Practice areas


  1. Child Abuse: 100%
    35 years

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Paul Mones, Attorney

13101 Washington Blvd
PO Box 66243
Los Angeles, CA, 90066


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyer of the YearLawyers USA2012
Livingston Hall Juvenile Justice AwardLivingston Hall Juvenile Justice Award1993
20 lawyers who made a differenceAmerican Bar Association1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw offices of Paul Mones1987 - Present
AttorneyPublic Justice Attorney1984 - 1986
Executive DirectorJuvenile Advocates1980 - 1983
Legal AidWest Vrginia Legal Aid1978 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of Los AngelesMember2016 - Present
National Crime Victims Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
National Center on Child Fatality ReviewAdvisory Board2000 - Present
American Media Council on Child AbuseVice President1996 - Present
Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and NeglectAdvisory Board1995 - Present
American Psychological AssociationAdvisory Board1995 - Present
EPOCH USABoard of Directors1995 - 2000
Publication nameTitleDate
The Oregon Defense AttorneyEffectively Using a Mental Health Expert2000
ournal of the American Bar AssociationBook Review of Superpredators: The Demonization of Youth by the Law1999
Journal of Juvenile and Family CourtsCustody Disputes Involving Domestic Violence: Making Children’s Needs a Priority1999
Stanford Law and Policy ReviewChild Abuse and Teenage Homicide: Strategies for Preventive Intervention1996
Pocket BooksStalking Justice: The Dramatic True Story of the Detective Who First Used DNA Testing to Catch a Serial Killer1995
ABA General Practice SectionBattered Child Syndrome1994
Trial MagazineBattered Child Syndrome: Opening a Window of Understanding on Patricide and Matricide1994
California LawyerBattle Cry for Battered Children1992
PocketWhen A Child Kills: Abused Children Who Kill Their Parents1991
West Virginia Law ReviewToo Many Rights or Not Enough: An Analysis of the Juvenile Related Decisions of the West Virginia Supreme Court1984
American Bar Association Juvenile Justice CenterInterview Guidelines for Teens Accused of Violent CrimesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawN/AN/A1978
State University of New York at BuffaloN/AN/A1974